The team of Kunal Deshmukh’s Jannat 2 braved extreme chill to shoot a 6pm to 6am sequence in thick fog at the India Gate on Tuesday. The film’s lead actors Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta filmed a romantic song right in front of the monument, which was cordoned off by security and shoot managers, RP Singh line production.
While Hashmi kept warm with a jacket, Esha shot in a sari with a skimpy blouse, and covered herself with a red shawl between shots. The shooting was earlier supposed to be in the daytime but had to be shifted to the night as the security could not manage the crowd that thronged the venue. The team had earlier shot in Old Delhi too.
Emraan Hashmi has been shooting for the Jannat sequel for a month now and describes it as an 'interesting film'. While Part 1 was an expose on betting in cricket, Part 2 is about illegal trading in arms and ammunition.
“It’s going to be one of the most talked about films of 2012 with superlative performances and a hit music score,” the actor who played a small-time bookie in the original, told HT Cafe.
He said that Jannat 2 is another well-researched project and could open a can of worms too. But he’s quick to add that the arms angle is just the wallpaper.
“At heart, it’s an old school romance revolving around a small-town guy who comes to the big city looking for a piece of heaven, falls in love with a girl (former Miss India International Esha Gupta) he would do anything for, and like Arjun, loses himself in the dark underbelly,” he concluded.
(With inputs from Roshmila Bhattacharya)